“No,” Theo Epstein said, he didn’t see the Cubs being able to do two deals in the $100-million range this offseason.
In an overheated market for pitching, the Cubs found what they saw as a reasonable solution, reaching an agreement with John Lackey on a two-year, $32 million contract that should stabilize a play
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Trying to deepen and diversify their pitching staff, the Cubs signed left-handers Clayton Richard ($2 million) and Rex Brothers ($1.42 million) to one-year deals.
Connecting the dots between the Cubs and John Lackey is too easy.